Our Community Resource Specialist Can Help!

Free and confidential services to help you with your life challenges. Come visit our library social worker for support and guidance on tough subjects. We’ll provide information and referrals for…

• Food
• Housing
• Health Insurance
• Mental Health
• Substance Use
• Parenting
• Children
• Domestic Violence
• Education
• Employment

About Social Work Outreach at Your Library

In 2018 L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library was approached by the Eau Claire City Council about the opportunity of developing new positions to address the Eau Claire’s strategic goals and objectives. Soon after funding was established for the development of a social work position in the library. In 2019 Libby was hired as Wisconsin’s first library social worker.

Library social workers provide a low barrier opportunity for all individuals to have the ability to access the unique resource of a social worker. Social workers have been in libraries since 2009 in varying capacities. This has worked so well because libraries are a default place for people to go when they need help and are not sure where to go.

Make an Appointment

Set up an appointment today! All assistance is free and available to the public.

Or contact us at…

Libby Richter, MSW, APSW
libbyr@eauclaire.lib.wi.us
(715) 839-5061

NEW! Community Information Directory

Check out our new Community Information Directory! This helpful resource collects, maintains, and disseminates human services and community organization information that enables community members to make informed choices to improve their quality of life. The directory covers a broad range of programs and services, from access services to basic human needs to enhancement of personal and social growth and community involvement. This includes non-profit health and human services, education, employment, consumer, ethnic, recreation, and clubs located mainly in Eau Claire County. Most resources and services listed are non-profit. For-profit organizations are included only if deemed unique or hard to find.

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